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Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd: 1991-09-01
Seller ID: H8-426w
Condition: Dust jacket has some wear around
By: Landes, David S.
Publisher: Belknap Press: 1983-10-21
Seller ID: B1-201mf
Condition: Used: Very Good
By: Sobel, Dava
Publisher: Walker Books: 1995-11-01
Seller ID: S5-544f
Condition: Used: Like New
Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day--and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives, and the increasing fortunes of nations, hung on a resolution.
The scientific establishment of Europe--from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton--had mapped the heavens in both hemispheres in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, o...
Publisher: ChiuZac Ltd: 1985-06-01
Seller ID: H7-330w
Condition: No dust jacket. Cover has light